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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defeats bid to move homelands lawsuit to another court
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defeats bid to move homelands lawsuit to another court (June 25, 2019)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.


National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command
National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command (June 25, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization continues to undergo change, with a high-ranking staffer on the way out.


'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked
'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked (June 24, 2019)

The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.


Portrait of the late Russell Means fetches $6.3 million at auction
Portrait of the late Russell Means fetches $6.3 million at auction (May 20, 2019)

An iconic portrait of Russell Means, created by Andy Warhol, went big on a night of even bigger sales.


Native Sun News Today: Native mother walks to nation's capital for humanity
Native Sun News Today: Native mother walks to nation's capital for humanity (May 16, 2019)

Tarita Silk, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, will be leaving South Dakota for Washington, D.C., on June 7.


Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing
Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing (April 8, 2019)

It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations
'Game-changing': Indian Country Today announces expansion of operations (April 3, 2019)

This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.


House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act
House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act (April 1, 2019)

Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium
National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium (March 21, 2019)

An event in Washington, D.C., will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation reflects on the end of the Trail of Tears
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation reflects on the end of the Trail of Tears (March 19, 2019)

As Cherokee people, we are stronger today than ever before.


Native students are helping lead the climate change movement
Native students are helping lead the climate change movement (March 18, 2019)

The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.


House subcommittee schedules hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women
House subcommittee schedules hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women (March 8, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding its second hearing of the 116th Congress and the topic is a pressing one.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes wrap up Impact Week in DC
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes wrap up Impact Week in DC (March 6, 2019)

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida met in the nation's capital this week.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes continue Impact Week in DC
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes continue Impact Week in DC (March 6, 2019)

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.


United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era
United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era (March 4, 2019)

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?


VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes
VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes (March 4, 2019)

'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting (March 4, 2019)

Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.


House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington
House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington (March 1, 2019)

Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.


Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint
Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint (March 1, 2019)

Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.


National Congress of American Indians names new communications director
National Congress of American Indians names new communications director (February 27, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.


Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition
Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition (February 22, 2019)

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters
Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters (February 21, 2019)

With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.


National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women (February 15, 2019)

Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.


President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology
President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology (February 15, 2019)

The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session
Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session (February 15, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.


White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest (February 14, 2019)

The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on Administration for Native Americans
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on Administration for Native Americans (February 13, 2019)

The law that established the Administration for Native Americans is marking its 45th anniversary.


Twitter Recap: Day two of National Congress of American Indians winter session
Twitter Recap: Day two of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 13, 2019)

Catch up on the second and final day of the National Congress of American Indians winter session in Washington, D.C.


Twitter Recap: Day one of National Congress of American Indians winter session
Twitter Recap: Day one of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 12, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians is hearing from key members of Congress and senior federal officials at its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.


Twitter Recap: The 17th annual State of Indian Nations address
Twitter Recap: The 17th annual State of Indian Nations address (February 11, 2019)

it's a busy week for the National Congress of American Indians. Get up to speed on the State of Indian Nations address.


Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown
Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown (February 11, 2019)

A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.


Native Sun News Today: Native elder seeks dialog with #MAGA youth
Native Sun News Today: Native elder seeks dialog with #MAGA youth (February 5, 2019)

Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the historic Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to defuse tense fallout by holding a dialog in their hometown.


Albert Bender: What really happened at the Indigenous Peoples March
Albert Bender: What really happened at the Indigenous Peoples March (January 29, 2019)

The mocking harassment of a Native elder by Catholic high school students has sparked national and international outrage.


Jennifer Harvey: That #MAGA kid in the Nathan Phillips video is yours too
Jennifer Harvey: That #MAGA kid in the Nathan Phillips video is yours too (January 28, 2019)

Our White youth should expect us to demand better behavior from them.


Kevin Abourezk: America still seems divided by race and politics
Kevin Abourezk: America still seems divided by race and politics (January 23, 2019)

So who is to blame for the clash of cultures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?


Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands
Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands (January 22, 2019)

America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.


Cronkite News: Indigenous Peoples March draws thousands to Washington D.C.
Cronkite News: Indigenous Peoples March draws thousands to Washington D.C. (January 21, 2019)

'It was just time,' organizer Kelly Holmes said of the first-ever Indigenous Peoples March in the nation's capital.


Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation
Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation (January 21, 2019)

Supporters of Nathan Phillips braved subzero temperatures to show solidarity with the tribal elder at the center of a widely-seen confrontation in the nation's capital.


VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident
VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident (January 20, 2019)

'I got very concerned and afraid that violence or some sort of physical confrontation was going to break out,' activist Chase Iron Eyes said of the widely-condemned incident.


VIDEO: Omaha elder taunted by #MAGA youth at Indigenous Peoples March
VIDEO: Omaha elder taunted by #MAGA youth at Indigenous Peoples March (January 19, 2019)

The Indigenous Peoples March in the nation's capital was marred by a confrontation between a Native elder and #MAGA youth.


Native women make history with seats in new Congress
Native women make history with seats in new Congress (January 4, 2019)

It was a day, and night, for Indian Country to remember as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland joined the 116th Congress


To Deb and Sharice: 'Ten Ways to Indigenize Congress'
To Deb and Sharice: 'Ten Ways to Indigenize Congress' (January 4, 2019)

As the first two Native women get to work in the 116th Congress, they will always have a reminder of the Indigenous people who are supporting them.


Recap: Indian Country celebrates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland
Recap: Indian Country celebrates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland (January 4, 2019)

Tribal citizens descended on Washington, D.C., in droves for the historic inauguration of Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland to the 116th Congress.


Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name
Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name (December 17, 2018)

The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.


Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C.
Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C. (December 10, 2018)

Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?


Leader of Yakama Nation denied entry into Supreme Court hearing
Leader of Yakama Nation denied entry into Supreme Court hearing (October 30, 2018)

Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was barred from the Supreme Court because he was wearing a headdress.


National Indian Education Association chooses new president
National Indian Education Association chooses new president (October 15, 2018)

The National Indian Education Association is undergoing significant change as it approaches its 50th anniversary.


'This is worse than I thought': Brett Kavanaugh hearing draws protests
'This is worse than I thought': Brett Kavanaugh hearing draws protests (September 28, 2018)

Protesters outside of a heated Senate hearing seemed to have already made up their minds about Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault.


More Alaska Natives oppose Brett Kavanaugh ahead of critical hearing
More Alaska Natives oppose Brett Kavanaugh ahead of critical hearing (September 26, 2018)

Republicans are intent on advancing Brett Kavanaugh even as more Alaska Natives oppose the controversial Supreme Court nominee.


Bill John Baker: Paying our respect to military veterans
Bill John Baker: Paying our respect to military veterans (September 25, 2018)

Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom.


Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action
Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action (September 24, 2018)

It's been almost a month since the Trump administration reaffirmed its approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline but no one's seen the decision yet.


'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 12, 2018)

Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.


Leland McGee: Reflecting on that unforgettable day in September 2001
Leland McGee: Reflecting on that unforgettable day in September 2001 (September 11, 2018)

It was seventeen years ago, but I remember that day as if it were yesterday.


'America was always great': Nation says goodbye to John McCain
'America was always great': Nation says goodbye to John McCain (September 4, 2018)

There were more laughs than tears for John McCain whose funeral service drew scores of political power players of the last four decades – but not the current president.


Prominent Indian Country attorney reassigned after #MeToo allegations
Prominent Indian Country attorney reassigned after #MeToo allegations (August 31, 2018)

Native women are coming forward with complaints about their treatment at the National Congress of American Indians.


Cheyenne and Arapaho veteran lands big assignment in nation's capital
Cheyenne and Arapaho veteran lands big assignment in nation's capital (August 30, 2018)

Harvey Pratt and his design team -- his wife and son -- are creating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.